Add a touch of color to the season with this stocking that celebrates every kid's favorite footwear -- none!
A Stitch for All Stockings
Thread your needle with a length of floss and knot one end. Begin sewing by pushing the needle up through the underside of the fabric and then out the top. Loop the needle back under the fabric and repeat the stitch.
The Basic Stocking:
Click here to download the bare foot stocking pattern.
Cut 1 bare foot shape from each piece of the gold felt .
Cut 5 circles from the colored felts for the toenails.
Place one foot on top of another and pin the toenails in place.
Using the matching floss, whipstitch (see page 131) around the edges of each toenail, sewing through both feet.
Pin all 4 feet together and use the gold floss to whipstitch around the edges, sewing the feet together. Leave the top edges unsewn.
At the top, sew together the front 2 edges, then the back 2.
Fold down the top to make a cuff.
The Trimmings: Thread pony beads onto a 24-inch piece of colored floss, wrap it around the ankle, and tie together the ends.
Tape the ends of the cord to keep it from fraying, then sew it to the stocking for hanging.